This free, self-service health management tool can improve your interactions with our health network by giving you access to important information about your doctor and hospital visit. By creating an account, you will be able to take a more active role in managing your health and wellness, giving you the ability to make more informed decisions about your health.
Who can participate?
At this time, FollowMyHealth is available to Northwell Health Physician Partners patients at select practices and all Northwell Health hospital patients 18 years and older.
Proxy access is also available to parents and guardians of children under the age of 13.
For minor patients
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a Northwell Health patient who is under the age of 13, you can request proxy access to your child’s health information in the FollowMyHealth patient portal. Proxy access enables you to view some of your child’s health information in the portal and, in some instances, communicate through the portal with your child’s healthcare team. When your child turns 13, you will no longer be able to view any new information about your child in the portal.
At this time, proxy access is not available for children between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.
To request proxy access for a minor, download the form below and follow the instructions for submission.
For adult patients
Through the FollowMyHealth patient portal, registered users can request online access to medical information for an adult in their care who has impaired decision-making abilities. Proxy access enables you to view the adult patient’s health information in the portal and, in some instances, communicate through the portal with the adult patient’s healthcare team.
To request proxy access for an adult, download the form and follow the instructions for submission.
Enjoy the convenience of accessing your medical records and health information while away from your computer via your iPhone/iPad or Android device, including fax and email capability. If you currently use the FollowMyHealth patient portal to connect to our hospitals on your computer, this app extends that accessibility to your mobile devices. Use your same login to access your Universal Health Record account with your mobile device or tablet and take control of your health and wellness.
Frequently asked questions
What is FollowMyHealth?
FollowMyHealth is a patient portal, made available by Northwell Health, to provide a convenient way for patients to access their personal health information from any computer or mobile device with internet access.
FollowMyHealth is used by hospitals, doctor’s offices, and health networks across the country to provide patients with their personal health records, which enables them to take a proactive role in managing their care. FollowMyHealth is available online 24/7 via any computer, mobile device, tablet or smartphone.
Northwell Health patients will encounter the FollowMyHealth name when receiving emails about the FollowMyHealth website. Patients registered for the FollowMyHealth patient portal can also download and use the FollowMyHealth app for iPhone/iPad and Android.
What are the benefits of using FollowMyHealth?
With FollowMyHealth you can view your health information after a physician office or hospital visit at your own convenience.
Can I access my child’s health information through FollowMyHealth?
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a Northwell Health patient who is under the age of 13, you can request proxy access to your child’s health information in the FollowMyHealth patient portal.
How do I access my account from my mobile device?
You can install the free FollowMyHealth app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play store. Once you have the app, you can choose to specify certain notifications be sent via text message to your mobile phone. Text messages will not contain protected health information.
What can I do with FollowMyHealth?
With FollowMyHealth, you can:
- Review discharge instructions after a hospital stay
- View a variety of lab results
- See your prescribed medications
- Email your physician directly
- Access your care plan
- Share this information at follow-up doctor’s visits
FollowMyHealth features vary by hospital location and physician practice. Please contact your physician office or area hospital for detailed information.
The FollowMyHealth portal is intended to provide users with their health information, educational materials, and communication tools. It is not intended to provide medical advice. If you have any need for medical or personal advice or have any questions regarding your health, please consult your physician. DO NOT use FollowMyHealth portal for urgent medical matters. If you are experiencing an urgent medical problem, call 911 or your physician’s office immediately.